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Mater hospital trials use of Artificial Intelligence in radiology department

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Management by Values

Ben White

Steve Jobs, as collected in Make Something Great : There’s a lot of management techniques. I’m sure you study a lot of management techniques. When I was younger, it was management by objective. It’s all a crock. They’re all after-the-fact management techniques: “You’ve failed, and I know that because we are going out of business tomorrow.” All after the fact.

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Claustrophobia in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: an Analysis of Causes, Impacts and Solutions

Diagnostic Imaging

Given the frequent challenges in magnetic resonance imaging that are associated with claustrophobia, this author discusses innovations in noise reduction, radiofrequency coils and wide bore scanners, and emphasizes keys to relieving patient anxiety.

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ACS: Cancer mortality declines, but incidence rates rise

AuntMinnie

Overall cancer mortality continues to decline, but incidence rates are up, according to a January 17 report by the American Cancer Society (ACS). The report shows that there have been more than four million fewer deaths from cancer in the U.S. since 1991. However, it also showed increased incidence for six of the top 10 cancers as the projected number of new diagnoses is over two million for the first time.

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Maximize Your Radiology Center’s Performance With Specialized Scheduling

Patient-centric scheduling can only be achieved through optimized radiology workflows, effective communications between staff and physicians, and, of course, through specialized schedulers. In this guide, we’ll take you through a step-by-step process to transform your radiology center into a high-performance hub of medical imaging.

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CHRISTUS Health Hits Texas Roads

Imaging Technology

Each MATR is a fully stocked sports medicine clinic and is operated by the athletic trainers at CHRISTUS Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute. mtaschetta-millane Mon, 01/15/2024 - 14:15 Playing sports is good for all ages: it helps participants stay in shape, learn how to organize their time, and help build relationships with peers. However, sports can be dangerous.

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Ultrafast ultrasound: First successful contrast agent-free imaging of complex structure of kidneys

Medical Xpress: Radiology

A research team at POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology) has investigated kidney diseases using ultrafast ultrasound that captures 1,000 images in just one second.

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ChatGPT-4 shows improvement over GPT-3.5 in text-based imaging cases

AuntMinnie

ChatGPT-4 has greater diagnostic accuracy than ChatGPT-3.5 when assessing text-based medical imaging cases, a study published January 16 in Radiology found. Researchers led by David Li, MD, from the London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario, Canada found that the newer version of ChatGPT was superior across all subspecialties and Snapchat messages from the journal’s “Diagnosis Please” cases.

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Positive Target of MRI: Could It be a Key Predictive Factor in Upgrading of Prostate Cancer Risk?

Diagnostic Imaging

Researchers found that a positive target of MRI led to a threefold increased risk for Gleason Grading Group (GGG) upgrading after radical prostatectomy in patients with low prostate cancer risk.

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Pre-Hospital Antibiotics in Sepsis?

REBEL EM

Background: Sepsis remains one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. It is well-established that earlier recognition and treatment can lead to better outcome for these patients . Time to antibiotic therapy (from triage, not from onset of infection) has become a quality metric to improve the time to administration of these medications. In an effort to administer antibiotics earlier, many studies have attempted to give antibiotics in the prehospital setting but the benefit of this int

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Billionaire Mike Bloomberg puts up $250M to open healthcare high schools for training radiologic technologists

Radiology Business

The first institutions are slated to open this year via health system partnerships in Boston, Charlotte, Dallas and Houston.

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Cancer mortality rates decline, health disparities persist

AuntMinnie

While cancer mortality rates declined in the U.S. between 2000 and 2020, racial and ethnic disparities persisted for many cancers, a study published January 12 in JAMA Health Forum found. The overall cancer mortality rate ratio between Black and white individuals decreased during the study period. However, the ratio increased for female breast cancer and male colorectal cancer, and disparities remained for prostate, male lung and bronchus, and female colorectal cancer, according to the study led

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Squishy, metal-free magnets to power robots and guide medical implants

ScienceDaily

'Soft robots,' medical devices and implants, and next-generation drug delivery methods could soon be guided with magnetism -- thanks to a metal-free magnetic gel developed by researchers. Carbon-based, magnetic molecules are chemically bonded to the molecular network of a gel, creating a flexible, long-lived magnet for soft robotics.

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RSNA-sponsored imaging informatics course returns for 2024

Health Imaging

The National Imaging Informatics Course is designed for fourth-year radiology residents, but is also relevant to any mid- or senior-level professional working with image data.

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Special Report: Radiation Oncology Takeaways from RSNA23

Imaging Technology

At RSNA23, it was apparent that there is a rising demand for integrated oncology solutions that combine radiation therapy with other treatment modalities such as surgery and chemotherapy. Here are the key highlights.

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Wider use of cardiac PET faces challenges

AuntMinnie

Strategies to increase the use of cardiac PET myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) in the U.S. include education, advocacy, and industry partnerships, according to a study published January 10 in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. Cardiac PET MPI has emerged as a key tool for diagnosing and managing patients with cardiovascular diseases, especially coronary artery disease, yet overall it remains underutilized in the U.S., noted Rupa Sanghani, MD, of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and c

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'Feel good' hormone could explain why exercise helps boost your brain

ScienceDaily

A study exploring the mechanisms behind why cognitive performance improves in response to exercise, has found that dopamine plays a key role.

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American College of Radiology names 1st-ever female CEO

Radiology Business

Ochsner Medical Center's Dana H. Smetherman, MD, MBA, will assume the role July 1, taking over for the retiring William T. Thorwarth Jr., MD.

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Columbia University Irving Medical Center Announces New Center for Innovation in Imaging Biomarkers and Integrated Diagnostics

Imaging Technology

christine.book Thu, 01/18/2024 - 10:27 January 18, 2024 — Columbia University Irving Medical Center has announced that Despina Kontos, PhD , a computer scientist and professor of radiology, will lead its new Center for Innovation in Imaging Biomarkers and Integrated Diagnostics (CIMBID). With expertise in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data analytics for multi-modality imaging data, Kontos believes Columbia University offers both the perfect location and team to build that pa

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Can ictal SPECT make a comeback in epilepsy patients?

AuntMinnie

A feasibility study could could revive interest in SPECT seizure imaging to help neurosurgeons guide brain surgery in epilepsy patients, according to a team in Switzerland. The researchers leveraged what they described as an untapped opportunity that allowed them to perform SPECT just seconds after triggering seizures, with the imaging visualizing brain regions associated with language difficulties in three patients, noted lead author Sabry Barlatey, MD, PhD, of University Hospital of Bern, and

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Real-world implementation of AI in mammography

Health Imaging

Samir Patel, MD, radiologist at Radiology Inc., and a board member of the Beacon Health System, explains how AI is being implemented in clinical practice for breast imaging.

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Radiology Partners seeks to raise $300M in preferred equity, reschedule debt due dates

Radiology Business

The largest radiology practice in the U.S. is commencing a “comprehensive” set of refinancing transactions to better position for “continued growth.

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One on One. with Curtis P. Langlotz, MD, PhD

Imaging Technology

Stanford University Professor of Radiology, Medicine and Biomedical Data Science; Director of the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Imaging (AIMI Center); Associate Director of Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI); and Associate Chair for Information Systems, Medical Informatics Director for Stanford Health Care

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Automated protocoling algorithm reduces radiologist CT workload

AuntMinnie

An automated protocoling algorithm used with a hospital's electronic health record (EHR) software reduces radiologist CT exam workload, a research team from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston has reported. The findings could make busy radiology departments more efficient, wrote a team led by Ryan Chung, MD. The group's work was published January 17 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

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System that makes brain and spinal surgeries more precise cleared by FDA

Health Imaging

With the help of a CT or MR image, t he SmartFrame OR and its ClearPointer optical navigation wand together provide guidance for instrument placement during neurological procedures.

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Successful use of AI to assess patient scans at Mater hospital

Aidoc

The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin has announced that it has become the first hospital in Ireland to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) across its radiology department.

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RSNA 2023 Sets the Stage with Top Leaders in AI for Breast Imaging

Imaging Technology

Setting the stage for the immense amount of discussion and insights on artificial intelligence (AI) during the 109th Radiological Society of North America Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting (RSNA23), one of the first sessions brought high-level human intelligence to a crowded room of attendees, including myself, eager to learn the latest.

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Reimbursement issues give impetus to AI adoption

AuntMinnie

Sanjay M. Parekh, PhD. The medical imaging AI market is forecast to reach almost $2 billion by 2027. 1 It continues to evolve with sustained investment and a growing number of regulatory-cleared products. Nonetheless, adoption of AI solutions remains nascent and inconsistent. The market has yet to see widespread adoption of medical AI technologies, which requires widespread adoption for patient use (volumes), demand from referrers (awareness), and appropriate payment to providers (reimbursement)

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ASRT granting $400K in scholarships to radiology students

Health Imaging

Founded in 1984, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists Foundation is hoping to raise big money for the next generation of imaging professionals.

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Toby Vincent Reaches 20 Years of Service Excellence

Cassling's MRI

As Director of Project Management at Cassling, Toby Vincent has seen more projects through to completion than maybe anyone. And it’s his perseverance and willingness to get every detail ironed out early on that has enabled him to achieve remarkable growth with Cassling over the past two decades. As Toby celebrates 20 years with the company, those who know him best were willing to share just what makes Toby such an indispensable part of our team.

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World Cancer Day to Focus on Health Equity in “Closing the Care Gap” Campaign

Imaging Technology

World Cancer Day, a global initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), will take place on February 4, focused on health equity under the theme “Closing the Care Gap.” The campaign engages individuals, organizations and governments to reduce the numerous disparities that exist in health care delivery and the barriers many people encounter in accessing essential cancer services.

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How much do canceled appointments actually cost radiology?

AuntMinnie

Brian Bradfield. Canceled appointments are an inevitable part of a radiology department's — and a hospital's — operations. As shown in an MGMA Stat poll Looking at this through the lens of financial health, this increase in no-shows translates into a big profit hit for radiology. It's more than the loss of revenue from delivered services — it's also a matter of underutilization of resources.

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RSNA announces course on deploying AI in emergency care

Health Imaging

The six-module offering will focus on leveraging artificial intelligence to speed up scans and improve report reading in urgent care scenarios.

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AI-Driven Chest X-Ray Solution Offers Enhanced Lung Nodule Detection

MedImaging Radiography

A novel chest X-ray-based solution uses AI to identify and localize potentially malignant pulmonary nodules, thereby significantly aiding the fight against lung cancer.

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